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The Reason for the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything.

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posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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In the Restaurant at the End of the Universe book. Artur Dent and Ford Prefect tried to get the question by drawing random scrabble letters out of a bag.
What was the question.




posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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Solargeddon.
Yeah, but the Greeks came quite late to the party. The original creator deities came from far earlier than that. Greece probably just redesigned mythologies from elsewhere. Mesopotamia and Egypt to be more precise.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster


What do you get if you multiply six by nine?"


but that answer is 54.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:27 PM
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Christosterone,

I am actually being serious, but that great. Keep them coming!



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster

Ooh, I found more..


Some readers who were trying to find a deeper meaning in the passage soon noticed that 610 × 910 is actually 4213 (as (4 × 13) + 2 = 54, i.e. 54 in decimal is equal to 42 expressed in base 13).[4]:128 When confronted with this, the author claimed that it was a mere coincidence, stating that "I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13."[citation needed]


Source

So even though in the story it was a joke, base 13 leads to 42, a happy coincidence?



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster

With that mind, surely Uranus and Earth were still married in the eyes of previous cultures and just had a name change?



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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Nice one Solargeddon,
you're doing all the real work.
Now this took me ages to click on to, and I had to understand Genesis to realize it.
Scrabble is a word game.
So if you write the numbers down as words.
It gives fifty and four.
Converting them into numbers again gives 50 and 4.
Pushing them together gives 504.
Would you like to divide that by 84.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster

The answer is 6.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:38 PM
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It is.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Now I'll introduce the hand of God.
The hand has five digits.
Think of it as a Pentagram.
Divide the circle by 5 and multiply by the number of degrees in a circle.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster

I think my math is a little wonky.

I did 1/5 x360.

I got 72.

Might need some help with this one.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: solargeddon
No worries.
The pentagram, aka the hand of god or whatever folk want to call it is a simple and hidden way of recording something we know of as precession of the equinoxes.
360/5 = 72
72 x 360 = 25920.
It's the Great Year or Great Year of God as it can also be known.
It takes 72 years for the equinoxes to move around the sky one degree.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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Now divide the scrabble number by 72.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: Slartibartfaster
Hi,
This thread is about the reason for the number 42 being so prevalent in the world today.

Perhaps if you phrased your statement a bit more clearly, for instance;
"This thread is about the reason that I find the number 42 being so prevalent in the world today."
That takes the onus from 'the world' and puts it on you, for your own psychological state and needs.
The odds are that in the 'world' there are no special dispensations for '42'.
Perhaps a single movie and it's cult, here, there...

"Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes (and I would add psychologically, emotionally 'needs'), that he also believes to be true." - Demosthenes



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posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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And you are without understanding. Though you seem to pretend to have.
This isn't about me or any psychological motives whatsoever.
In a very real way it is about the reason for the answer to life the universe and everything.
Perhaps you should go and critique a book or film that you have actually seen, rather than comment on something you know nothing about.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster

Ok I'm back, love the pentagram.

0.75 is what I get.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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Need more time to figure this out.



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posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster

If you drill a tube through earth the time it takes you to travel through in free fall is always 42minutes.

Btw Douglas Adams is probably spinning in his grave right now, he was very pro science and against religion and all kinds of superstitions.

...genesis and numerology get a grip man

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posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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Perhaps I should have phrased that better.
I meant divide the number 504 by 72 which gives 7.
There are two numbers hidden away in the ancient world.
84 and 72.
The Genesis numbers are one of the places they are hidden.
The planet Uranus orbits the Earth 6 times in 504 years, during which time 7 days of precession has passed.
Numbers are everywhere in the ancient world, mostly unnoticed. They can be seen as days, weeks, years and so on.
If we think of the 6 orbits of Uranus as days, then the extra day of the 7 days of precession could be regarded as a day of rest.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: Slartibartfaster

Yeah, not a god lover here, though I don't doubt there may be wisdom in the numbers, perhaps it is around the numbers the bible was written.

Though I doubt there was a divine hand in its creation.



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